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Letter to the editor- Shame on the school board

To the editor:

For the second time in a year, the Douglas County School Board has been caught violating the open meeting law. What does it take to get this group to understand what comprises an open meeting? And, according to board member and attorney Mr. Echan, “This is the way agendas have been described for some time.” It sounds as though the trustees are fortunate not to have been caught more frequently. What a deal!

How much embarrassment do the trustees expect the community to accept from the administration (Dr. Clark’s office) before screaming for a recall? Posting agendas and sticking to them can’t be that difficult, but they do seem to be beyond Dr. Clark’s capabilities. Since she received a raise in pay this year for meeting the goals the board set for her, one wonders what these goals may have been – lowering the standards of the competencies she has been driving to avoid public outcry when too many students fail to receive diplomas, seeing how many open meeting law violations she can accumulate? Oh, yes, and what about the grade tempering at Whittell?

Come on, trustees, get with it or get out.

Bill Laughlin

Zephyr Cove

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